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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

29-1171 Nurse Practitioners

Diagnose and treat acute, episodic, or chronic illness, independently or as part of a healthcare team. May focus on health promotion and disease prevention. May order, perform, or interpret diagnostic tests such as lab work and x rays. May prescribe medication. Must be registered nurses who have specialized graduate education.


National estimates for Nurse Practitioners
Industry profile for Nurse Practitioners
Geographic profile for Nurse Practitioners

National estimates for Nurse Practitioners: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Nurse Practitioners:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
211,280 1.3 % $ 55.05 $ 114,510 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for Nurse Practitioners:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 39.88 $ 45.62 $ 53.69 $ 62.62 $ 75.08
Annual Wage (2) $ 82,960 $ 94,890 $ 111,680 $ 130,240 $ 156,160


Industry profile for Nurse Practitioners: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Nurse Practitioners are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Nurse Practitioners, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Nurse Practitioners:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 101,220 3.91 $ 53.51 $ 111,310
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 49,920 0.89 $ 56.83 $ 118,210
Outpatient Care Centers 18,920 1.97 $ 59.54 $ 123,850
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 6,970 0.23 $ 51.95 $ 108,060
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 6,170 0.68 $ 53.86 $ 112,040

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Nurse Practitioners:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 101,220 3.91 $ 53.51 $ 111,310
Outpatient Care Centers 18,920 1.97 $ 59.54 $ 123,850
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 2,500 0.94 $ 59.40 $ 123,550
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 49,920 0.89 $ 56.83 $ 118,210
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 6,170 0.68 $ 53.86 $ 112,040

Top paying industries for Nurse Practitioners:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services (8) (8) $ 68.98 $ 143,480
Religious Organizations (8) (8) $ 63.32 $ 131,710
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 910 0.14 $ 62.90 $ 130,830
Social Advocacy Organizations 40 0.02 $ 61.52 $ 127,970
Outpatient Care Centers 18,920 1.97 $ 59.54 $ 123,850


Geographic profile for Nurse Practitioners: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Nurse Practitioners are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Nurse Practitioners, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Nurse Practitioners:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 15,100 0.92 0.61 $ 70.18 $ 145,970
New York 14,850 1.71 1.13 $ 60.79 $ 126,440
Texas 14,680 1.21 0.80 $ 56.11 $ 116,700
Florida 13,010 1.54 1.01 $ 48.58 $ 101,060
Ohio 9,430 1.84 1.21 $ 50.78 $ 105,630




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Nurse Practitioners:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Mississippi 3,640 3.38 2.23 $ 52.67 $ 109,550
Tennessee 8,300 2.86 1.88 $ 47.78 $ 99,370
Alaska 770 2.60 1.71 $ 53.01 $ 110,270
Kentucky 4,250 2.38 1.57 $ 49.26 $ 102,460
Maine 1,360 2.36 1.56 $ 53.64 $ 111,580




Top paying states for Nurse Practitioners:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 15,100 0.92 0.61 $ 70.18 $ 145,970
New Jersey 5,800 1.53 1.01 $ 62.93 $ 130,890
Washington 3,720 1.16 0.77 $ 60.81 $ 126,480
New York 14,850 1.71 1.13 $ 60.79 $ 126,440
Massachusetts 6,430 1.92 1.26 $ 60.60 $ 126,050





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Nurse Practitioners:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 13,760 1.56 1.03 $ 64.12 $ 133,380
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 4,950 1.90 1.25 $ 61.03 $ 126,930
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 4,760 1.09 0.72 $ 53.85 $ 112,010
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 4,740 1.80 1.18 $ 51.48 $ 107,090
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 4,550 0.78 0.51 $ 68.64 $ 142,770
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 4,320 1.20 0.79 $ 56.13 $ 116,740
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 4,150 1.54 1.01 $ 57.15 $ 118,860
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 3,620 1.44 0.95 $ 46.65 $ 97,030
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,520 1.19 0.78 $ 60.48 $ 125,810
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 3,430 1.63 1.07 $ 55.93 $ 116,330




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Nurse Practitioners:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Jonesboro, AR 400 7.33 4.83 $ 48.32 $ 100,500
Johnson City, TN 370 4.92 3.24 $ 46.10 $ 95,900
Hattiesburg, MS 300 4.90 3.23 $ 59.11 $ 122,950
Hammond, LA 190 4.60 3.03 $ 53.18 $ 110,610
Jackson, MS 960 3.82 2.51 $ 52.18 $ 108,530
Jackson, TN 230 3.54 2.33 $ 41.58 $ 86,480
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS 490 3.46 2.28 $ 49.57 $ 103,110
Macon, GA 330 3.44 2.26 $ 48.82 $ 101,540
Bangor, ME 210 3.41 2.24 $ 51.98 $ 108,120
Champaign-Urbana, IL 320 3.37 2.22 $ 53.40 $ 111,070